Atomization & Sprays 2015

Please see the upcoming 2019 edition of this course!

23.-26. Februar 2015

The organizing team would like to thank all lecturers and participants for their contribution! We are currently negotiating a date to hold this course again in 2016.

Course Description and Aims

This short course has the aim to present the current understanding and state-of-the-art of atomization fundamentals, their realization in atomizer systems and their application in a wide variety of engineering branches, including spray drying, spray coating, spray cooling, fuel injection, etc.

From theory to practice

These aspects are first addressed theoretically in terms of hydrodynamic instabilities of liquid jets and sheets – primary atomization. This is followed by considerations about the break-up of single droplets – secondary atomization. Engineering solutions for realizing the different atomization mechanisms are then presented.

The second day is devoted to experimental descriptors and diagnostics of sprays and droplets. Both non-optical and optical techniques are addressed. Focus is placed on drop size and velocity determination, but an overview is also given about more advanced techniques, allowing temperature and composition to be determined.

The third day presents possibilities for simulating atomization and spray processes. Modelling of primary atomization is discussed, as well as transport processes within sprays and spray/wall interactions.

The final day of the course covers a wide variety of applications and how spray systems have been developed and customized to meet specific requirements and constraints.

Discuss with renowned experts and get in touch with people from the industry

The program foresees intensive discussions between the participants and the lecturers and also among the participants. The aim is to address on-going development and application problems suggested by the participants. Industrial exhibitors of atomization equipment and spray diagnostics will be available on the second day for demonstrations and discussions.



The CSI building at TU Darmstadt Lichtwiese Campus. Photo: CSI/Johannes Vogt

The CSI building main entrance. Photo: CSI/sk

The CSI building lecture rooms. Photo: CSI/sk

Darmstadt was a main centre for Jugendstil (art nouveau) in Germany and is worth sightseeing any time a year; Photo: Ulrich Mathias

Fees and Registration

The course is fully booked. Please contact Benjamin Lambie to put your name on a waiting list.

The fee for participation is 1200 EUR and is VAT free according to §4 Nr. 22a USTG. A reduction of 50% applies to all further participants from the same institute of higher education. A charge of 50 EUR applied to cancelations up to the start of the course. The fee includes all documentation of the lectures, coffee breaks, lunches and a course dinner on the third day.

The course language is English.